The Challenge of Coping with Chaos


For myself, I've learned that no matter how bad chaos feels initially, I'm going to feel better tomorrow, the next day, or next week; and I need to put off doing anything in which making a mistake or doing something foolish could have serious repercussions.

A good starting point is to think about times you've been in chaos and reflect on how you reacted. If you make a mental note of the signs of chaos now and the things that trigger it, you'll stand a better chance of recognizing them when they strike.


This article is adapted from Naomi Karten's book, Changing How You Manage and Communicate Change: Focusing on the Human Side of Change, IT Governance Ltd., 2009.

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